walking through life

Here, take a cookie. I promise, by the time you’re done eating it, you’ll feel right as rain.

Oatmeal cookies were a hit ;)
Oatmeal cookies were a hit 😉

Liisi’S cookiebusiness

Hospitality and welcoming guests at our house with lots and lots of good things has been a family tradition. I also like to prepare food for events, even done some orders for birthday parties. In Ibiza, when going out for a lot of walks on the white island, I needed some energy bars to keep me going, but the shop ones ever have the things you like or you never know what is really in there. So I started making energy bars and granola and other things out of oats. Which led me to even more baking, thanks to Sally’s Baking Addiction blog. And baking as a perfect way of using creativity and taking time off from work I do in my Personal Branding Agency, counselling on career and branding related questions.
Following you will find some recipes that have been a hit. I do have to warn you that I have never made the cookies exactly like the recipe and I encourage you to test and try things on your own – add ingredients you love, change amounts, etc.

1. Oatmeal cookies for walks and energy – customize with inspiration

Not much cookies left ...
Not much cookies left …

With marshmellows
With marshmellows

There is hundreds of ways to do this, but my basis was following:
50 gr oats
120 gr flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
100 gr sugar
50 gr raisins
50 gr milk chocolate
1 egg
3 soup-spoons oil

Mix everything together and put in the oven at 200 C for 10-15 minutes.
Now, what I’d usually do is that I put MUCH less flour. I’d put 250 gr of oats, a bit of flour because otherwise it wouldn’t stick, add a banana to make it more sticky, and add also carrots and more chocolate. To make extra chewy, add marshmallow pieces.
This is the original recipe in Estonian.

2. Banana bread with coffee – NEW favorite

Best ever banana bread
Best ever banana bread

150 gr unsalted butter
3 dl sugar
2 eggs
300 gr flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 ripe id-sized bananas
0,5 dl strong coffee

You can use the 26 cm diameter cake plate. Whip the room-temperature butter with sugar, add eggs and continue whipping until it is a bit fluffy. Add flour and baking powder. Puree bananas in a cup and add to dough and mix it until even. No more whipping! Put the dough in the plate and bake in 175 C for about 45-60 min. It took 60 min for me and the bread looked like it is still raw, but it was so chewy that even though I am not sure if it should have been in the oven more time, I loved it!

3. Chewy chocolate chunk cookies by Sally’s Baking Addiction – proven addiction making cookie



Sally’s Baking Addiction site is one of my great inspirations. She is amazing at super-good cookies and, let’s face it, making the blog a real brand.

I have tried her chocolate cookies many times and they never fail you. You can see her directions to making this recipe, ingredients are here:

2 and 1/4 cups (280 grams) all-purpose flour, measured correctly
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 and 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1.5 sticks or 170 grams) unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup (150 grams) light brown sugar, loosely packed
1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
1 large egg + 1 egg yolk*
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup (180 grams) chocolate chips or chocolate chunks

Good things come with warm heart and inspiration

I love baking and I love testing cookies and sweet breads in different ways, adding ingredients that I like. Really good things come out of it. And fresh, handmade cookie is the best thing you can share on a walk, offer at home to friends or enjoy on a long-winding meeting. As the Oracle said in Matrix:
“Here, take a cookie. I promise, by the time you’re done eating it, you’ll feel right as rain.”

Let me know how you liked these cookies-bread and which are your favorite baked goods?

Any questions? Write liisitoom(at)gmail.com
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